The MET Gala

If you are a fan of fashion as I am, you were probably waiting with baited breath as the photos and red carpet looks from the MET gala were rolled out last week.  I was so excited to see who was wearing what and the looks came together.  From the makeup to the fashion to the drama from the looks that was created it was a great night for fashion and an even greater night for fashion fans.

The Met Ball or the Met gala is a fundraising event where designers, celebrities and models come out to show the world their fashion choices and fabulosity.  The event has been ongoing since 1946 and has become the fashion event of the year.  The event is always held on the first Monday in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The theme for this year was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” introducing the newest exhibition to the museum curated by Andrew Bolton. The fashions for this year were right on point with this theme.   The hosts for this years gala were Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, and Stephen and Christina Schwarzman.

I am going to show my picks for the following categories:  Black, Gold, Men of Met and Legs for days, Aging Gracefully and I will close with my favorite look of the night.  (Images from vogue.com)

Best in Black

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Bella Hadid wearing Chrome Hearts Official.
Met 2018-Solange
Solange in Iris van Herpen
Met 2018-Miley Cyrus-Stella McCartney
Miley Cyrus Looked Amazing in this dress by Stella McCartney 
Met 2018-Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner in Tommy Hilfiger.

 

Met 2018-Taylor Hill-DVF
Taylor Hill in Diane von Furstenburg

 

 

Met 2018-Andreea Diaconu
Andreea Diaconu stunning in Michael Kors Collection.

 

Goddesses in Gold

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Cardi B and baby looked amazing in Moschino

 

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Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs

 

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Kim Kardashian West, Sleek and sultry in Versace.

 

Met 2018-Olivia
While not a fan of the headpiece, the dress by H&M is stunning.  

 

Met 2018-44-sjp
SJP looked amazing but the makeup was a miss for me.  She looks like she just had bad plastic surgery.  This Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda dress looks fabulous on her. 

 

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Gisele’s gold Versace dress was life. And Tom looked good in his Versace too.  
Met 2018-37-katy-perry
Without the wings this would have been a miss.  Katy Perry is wearing this angelic look by Versace.

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Ashley Graham rocking her curves in Parabal Gurung.  
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Another stunner by H&M.

Men Of Met

 

Met 2018-Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa in Dior Homme

 

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Sorry Kylie, Travis owns this moment!
Met 2018-Trevor Noah Balmain
Trevor Noah looked very chic in Balmain

 

Met 2018-Sean Combs
Sean Combs wearing Musika Frere

 

 

Met 2018-56-chadwick
This Versace ensemble seems a little Elvis inspired.  Chadwick has no problem taking a risk.  The shoes are making this a win for me.   
Met 2018-Migos
A lot of FLAVOR! Migos in Versace.
Met 2018-Idris Givenchy Haute Couture
Idris is always nice to look at.  He looks dapper in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

Met 2018-Colbert and Fallon
Jimmy Fallon looks like he just left the bar.  Both me look great.  Both men are wearing Ralph Lauren.  
Met 2018-05-daniel
This Prada suit, color and cut works well for Daniel.

 

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Jeremy Scott perfectly matching Cardi B in Moschino

 

 

Legs for Days

 

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No one shows leg like J.Lo in Balmain

 

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Slay Gabrielle Union in Parabal Gurung

 

Met 2018_Alek Wek
Alek Wek was absolutely gorgeous in her H&M dress with the tribal pattern. 

 

Honorable Mention

Met 2018-Sienna Miller Louis Vuitton
I adore this Louis Vuitton look on Sienna Miller 
Met 2018-59-gigi
GiGi and this Atelier Versace dress…perfection
Met 2018-Rihanna
In true Met style Rihanna looks amazing wearing custom Maison Margiela by John Galliano
Met 2018-Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson looked great wearing Stella McCartney

 

Met 2018-Lena Waithe
Love this statement by Lena Waithe in Carolina Herrera. 

 

Met 2018-34-kerry
While the dress was a NO for me the hair is giving me life!

 

Met 2018-Katie Lee
Love this look.  This is so my style.  Katie Lee is wearing this Danielle Frankel dress. 

 

Met 2018-Jourdan Dunn-Diane von Furstenberg
This Diane von Furstenberg dress is beautiful and so is Jourdan Dunn wearing it.  

 

 

 

 

Aging Gracefully

These women are aging gracefully.  Well let me be specific, J. Lo never ages at all.  Kris Jenner is always classy so is Sarah Jessica Parker.  Cindy Crawford is ageless.  Linda Carter will always be Wonder Woman to me and she looks great as does Brooke Shields.

My Favorite Look of the Evening

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Kendall Jenner was simply stunning.  I loved everything about this top to toe white.  Complimented by the sleek hair, diamond earrings and gloves.  It was just the right amount of everything.  Simple yet bold and classic.  Hands down my favorite look of the evening.

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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Work Life Balance

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Work life balance.  We are all searching for it, we all want it.  We want to be able to do all things impeccably and still have the time, attention and energy to do whatever else we desire to do.  Sounds good, but it doesn’t always happen.  So what do you do to find or achieve work life balance and is it possible?

I think the first thing that we need to understand is that work/life balance will look different on different days.  If there are days when you have more appointments than usual, then your work/life balance will be different on that day as opposed to a day when there are no additional duties, appointments or responsibilities.  Additionally, if you work outside of the home, your work life balance will also be different compared to someone who works from home.  The same if you are single or married, have children or no children.  For each individual, work/life balance will be something different.

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The key to finding work/life balance is to find what works for you.  No one can give you the perfect roadmap or manual on how to run your life, so figure out what works best for you.  You can listen and take bits and pieces from others but it is up to you to construct that unique puzzle that make the best life for yourself.  You are the best judge in knowing and understanding how work/life balance best fits into your life.

I know personally, it is difficult for me to do anything other than the basics early in the morning.  Outside of shower, dressing, makeup, devotion, journaling and coffee, my mornings are shot.  If I add anything else to this list, I will end up rushing, running late and being frustrated.  So I don’t add anything else.  I enjoy afternoon or evening workouts.  I used to workout before bed and shower, that was the best sleep ever. The key is that I had to adjust my schedule and do what was best me for and for my life.  It is ultimately up to you to figure out what works.

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Work Life balance is possible.  It really can happen.  It is just up to you to be realistic, find what works for you, make a schedule, and stick to it.  We can do it all, have it all and be successful, we just have to figure out the best way to do it.  Good luck on your road to work/life balance.  Tell me about your journey and how you are enjoying the destination.

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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